Georgia offensive line coach Will Friend has wanted to develop a rotation of offensive linemen who can play in a pinch. He is closer to that goal than he has been.
Learning on the fly and overcoming high school flaws can be a tall order for a college freshman, but Georgia's John Theus has the grit, confidence and talent to have earned a starting spot, while fellow frosh Greg Pyke is earning similar praise.
DawgNation looks at the eight former Georgia Bulldogs who are showing off their skills at this week's NFL Combine.
Georgia has had several recruits commit earlier than usual. It has created an interesting trend for Bulldogs coaches and recruits alike.
Because of lack of depth, three true freshman offensive linemen saw their first action of the season against Coastal Carolina.
The star-crossed career of offensive lineman Austing Long saw him finally reach the field on Saturday after two-plus years of struggles.